MaryJanesFarm Farmgirl Connection
Join in ... sign up
 
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | FAQ
Username:
Password:
Save Password        REGISTER
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 General Chat Forum
 Farm Kitchen
 hibiscus
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Author Farm Kitchen: Previous Topic hibiscus Next Topic  

loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

481 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
481 Posts

Posted - Aug 05 2019 :  6:18:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anyone grow hibiscus and what do you do with it? I have tried a red raspberry, hibiscus hot tea and loved it. I have some of the flowers in the yard buy not sure how to dry them. Do I use the dehydrator or hang them to dry?

Lori Beck

HollerGirl56
True Blue Farmgirl

699 Posts

Barbara
Flat Top WV
USA
699 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2019 :  03:05:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have one, but the deer eat it every year---so I guess I feed deer with it---LOL.

Old Age Ain't No Place For Sissies!------Bette Davis
Go to Top of Page

suny58
True Blue Farmgirl

1614 Posts

Dianna
Jack Al.
USA
1614 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2019 :  03:52:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can't you eat the flowers in a salad or something like that? I've been growing edible flowers like Nasturtiums and violas and such. Love the Nasturtiums! They've a great flavor and a kick like horse radish!!

Farmgirl #7103
FGOTM January 2018
Dianna
"Blessed are they that see beautiful things in humble places, where other people see nothing." Pissarro
Go to Top of Page

Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

784 Posts

Nancy

USA
784 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2019 :  06:40:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I found this video on You Tube. Very interesting.

https://youtu.be/NtiEMOcLIHM


TW

The fun begins where the sidewalk ends.
Shel Silverstein
Go to Top of Page

StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

408 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
408 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2019 :  2:53:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love tea made with hibiscus. In Egypt they called it karkady and in Mexico it is Jamaica. You can buy it dried in Mexican grocery stores. I like it best sweetened.

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
Go to Top of Page

loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

481 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
481 Posts

Posted - Aug 20 2019 :  6:04:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the info girls. I have had the tea with the hibiscus and love it. I never tried it with my own flowers before. I have so many of them growing around here that I thought I would throw that question out there. It's a wonder the deer haven't been eating them. We have so many deer out here. I have also heard that people use it in hair conditioner.

Lori Beck
Go to Top of Page

StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

408 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
408 Posts

Posted - Aug 25 2019 :  2:53:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wonder how hibiscus jelly would be?

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
Go to Top of Page

YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

4386 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
4386 Posts

Posted - Aug 25 2019 :  3:37:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judith it should be quite tasty. I have a recipe for hibiscus and rosehip tea. Most jelly recipes with edible flowers or herbs use apple juice. Any of those recipes should work with hibiscus. If you try it let us know how you like it.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

Go to Top of Page
  Farm Kitchen: Previous Topic hibiscus Next Topic  
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
Snitz Forums 2000 Go To Top Of Page